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And. though we should be grateful for good houses, there is. after all, no house like God's out-of-doors.
—R. L. Stevenson.
Above, the clear sky was full of stars, the sky a lovely night blue. It was a time when, if ever it will, the soul reigns and the coarse, rude acts of day are forgotten In the aspirations of the inmost mind.
The night was calm—still; it was in uo haste to do anything—it had nothing it needed to do. To be is enough for the stars.
The simplicity of winter has a deep moral. The return of nature, after such a career of splendor and prodigality, to habits so simple and austere is not lost, either upon the head or the heart? It is the philosopher coming back from the banquet and the wine to a cup of water and a crust of bread.
To him" who, in the love of Nature, holds
—William Cullen Bryant.
BOOKS FOB YOUNG PEOPLE.
Abbott, Jacob. A boy on a farm. New York [etc.] American book co. Adams, Joseph H. Harper's outdoor book for boys. New York, Harper brothers, 1907.
Allen, Grant. The story of the plants. New York, Appleton.
Bailey, Liberty H. The nursery book. 11th 'ed. New York. Macmillan. 1907.
Plant breeding. 4th ed. New York, Macmlllan, 1900.
Beal, William J. Seed dispersal. Boston, Glim & co.
Bigham, Madge A. Merry animal tales. Boston, Llttle% Brown & co., 1906.
Brooks, Eugene C. The story of cotton . . . Chicago [etc.] Kand-McNally
co., 1911. x, 370 p. illus. 12°.
The story of corn. Chicago [etc.] Rand-McNally co.
Brown, Russell T. Science at home. New York, Fenno & co.
Buchanan, H. B. M., and Gregory, R. R. C. Lessons on country life. New York.
Burton, E., and Stevenson, E. B. Days and deeds: Poetry. Garden city, N. Y.,
Doubleday, Page & co.
Prose. Garden city, N. Y., Doubleday, Page & co.
Carpenter, Frank G. Foods: or. How the world is fed. New York [etc.l
American book Co., 1907. Carpenter, Frank O. Foods and their uses. New York. Scribner. 1907. Chamberlain, James F. How we are clothed: geographical reader. New York.
How we are,fed . . . New York, Macmlllan, 1903.
-How we are sheltered. New York. Macmlllan, 1900.
Chase, Annie, and Clow, E. Stories of industry. 2 v. Chicago. Educational
publishing co. Clodd, Edward. The childhood of the world.
Comstock, Anna B. Ways of the six-footed. Boston, Glnn & co., '1903. Davenport, Eugene. Domesticated animals and plants. Boston, Ginn & co., 1910.
Duncan, Frances. Mary's garden and how it grew. New York. Century co., 1904.
When mother lets us garden. New York, Moffat, Yard & co.. 1909.
Eddy, Sarah J., comp. Friends and helpers. Boston, (Jinn & co.
Fair, Albert. Short cuts In carpentry. Industrial book co.
Fairbanks, Harold W. Stories of our mother earth. 2d ed. Chicago, Educational publishing co., 1909. 197 p. front., illus. 12°.
Forman, S. E. Stories of useful inventions. New York. Century co., 1911. 248 p. 12*.
Fultz, Francis M. Out of door studies in.geography. Blooniington, 111., Public school publishing co., 100.8. 70
Gaye, Sellna. The great world's farm. New York, Macmlllan co.
Gregory, Mary H. The checking of the waste. Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrlll co.
Grey, Zane. The young foresters. New York, Harper.
Harrington, Mark W. About the weather. New York, Appleton, 1899.
Hawkes, Clarence. Nature's children: Little stories of wild life. Chicago,
Educational publishing co., 1911. 186 p. illns. 12*. Higgins, Myrta Margaret. Little gardens for boys and girls. Boston, Houghton
Mifflin co.. 1910. vtil, 153 p. illus., front 12°. Holbrook, Florence. The book of nature myths. Boston. Houghton Mifflin co..
Hook, Stella L. Little people. New York, Scrlbner.
Johnson, Bertha. Home occupations for boys and girls. Philadelphia, George
W. Jacobs co.
Johnson, Constance. When mother lets us cook . . . New York, Moffat, Yard & co., 1908.
When mother lets us help. New York, Moffat, Yard & co., 1909.
Keffer, Charles A. Nature studies on the farm: Soils and plants. Now York
[etc.] American book co.. 1907. Kelly, Meriba A. B. Health chats with young readers. Chicago. Educational
Kirby, Mary, and Kirby, Elizabeth. Aunt Matha's comer cupboard. Philadelphia. Altemus.
Kirkland, E. S. Six little cooks . . . Chicago, McClurg & co.
Lyon, T. L.. and Montgomery, Edward G. Examining and grading graius. Boston, Ginn & co., 1907.
Marks, Jeannette A., and Moody, Julia. Little busybodies: Life of crickets, ants, etc. New York. IIa»per, 1909.
Martin, Edwin A. The story of a piece of coal. New York, Appleton.
Morley, Margaret M. A song of life. Chicago, A. C. McClurg.
A renewal of life: how and when to tell the story to the young. Chicago,
A. C. McClurg, 1906.
Pierson, Clara D. Among the barnyard people. New York, Dutton.
Among the forest people. New York, Dutton.
Among the meadow people. New York, Dutton.
Among the pond ]>eople. New York, Dutton.
Rhead. Louis. The book of flsh and fishing." New York, Scrlbner. 1!)0S.
Rogers, Julia E. Wild animals every child should know. Garden city, N. Y., Doubleday, Page & co.
St. John, Thomas M. Things a boy should know about electricity. New York. T. M. St. John co., 848 9th ave.
Schauffler, Robert H., ed. Arbor day: history, observance, spirit, and signlficance. New York, Moffat, Yard & co., 1909.
Stoddard, William O. In the open . . . New York, Harper, 1908.
Stokes, Susan. Ten common trees. New York [etc.] American book co.
United States. Country life commission. Re|>ort, with an Introduction by Theodore Roosevelt. New York, Sturgis & Walton, 1911. 1B0 p. 12°.
Van Slyke, L. L. Modern methods of testing milk and milk products. New York, Orange Judd co.
Walker, Margaret C. Our birds and their mutings. New York [etc.] American book co.
Watson, George C. Farm poultry. 6th eel. New York. Macniillan. i<H)8. Williams, Henry S. The wonders of modern science. 10 v. New York. Funk & Wagnalls.
Bailey, Liberty H.. ed. Cyclopedia of American agriculture. 4 v. New York. Macmlllan co.. 1007-9.
The farmer's challenge.
The school house.
Conference for education iu the South. Proceedings.
Consult particularly the volumes for 1906, 1907, and 1911.
'United States. Department of agriculture. Yearbooks. Bulletins.
Sec Yearbook. Separate 501, The farmer's cooperative demonstration work, by S. A. Knapp.—Plant Industry. Bulletin 603, Fall breaking and preparation of seed bed, by S. A. Knapp.—Plant Industry. Bulletin til 9, Production of cotton under boll weevil conditions, by S. A. Knapp.—Plant industry. Bulletin 044, Boys' demonstration work, by Bradford Knapp.—Secretary's circular no. 33 (Nov. 1910). The mission of cooperative demonstration work In the South, by 8. A. Knapp.—Plant Industry. Bulletin 730, The corn crop In the Southern States, by Bradford Knapp.— Plant Industry. Bulletin 741, Results of boys' demonstration work in 1911, by Bradford Knapp.—Plant Industry. Bulletin 747. Selection of cotton and com seed on southern farms, by Bradford Knapp.—Plant industry. Bulletin A-79 (Jan. 1912), Girls' demonstration work, by C. H. Benson.
See World's work. Review of reviews, farm papers, school journals, and other
LITERATURE OF NATURE.
Arthur. Kosalie. romp. Out of doors. . . . New York, Dodge publishing co.
Lovejoy, Mary I., ed. Nature in verse. New York, Silver, Burdett & co.
Ringer, Edith W., ed. Poems and lyrics of nature. London. Walter Scott, ltd.
Warner, Charles D., cd. Library of the world's best literature. 4(i v. New York, Peale, 1897-09.
For individual poems of nature see the following:
1. S. R. Crockett—Idyll of the mayfleld.
2. Norman Gale—The country faith.
3. P. B. Shelley—Ode to the west wind; The cloud. 4 P. P. Cooke—Life in the autumn woods.
5. J. W. Riley—When the frost is on the punkln.
(i. Alfred Tennyson—Song of the brook; Selections from Maud: Crossing the bar.
7. W. C. Bryant—A forest hymn; To a water fowl; Robert of Lincoln.
8. Robert Bums—To n mountain daisy; To a mouse.
9. William Wordsworth—Tintern abbey; Daffodils.
10. John Milton—II Peuseroso; L'allegro.
11. Bliss Carman—The joys of the road.
12. W. D. Howells—The song the oriole sings.
13. Mary- Howitt—Cornfields.
14. Helen G. Cone—The dandelions.
15. Sidney Lanier—Song of the Chattahoochee; Corn: Tampa robins; The
marshes of Glynn.
16. Robert Browning—Sunrise (opening song of Pippn passes) ; Home thoughts
17. Henry Tiinrod—The cotton boll. 38. J. G. Whlttier—Corn song.
19. John Ruskin—Leaves motionless; Cloud balancings (From Modern
20. Stopford A. Brooke—The earth and man.
21. Hamlin Garland—The herald crane.
22. E. R. Sill—Among the redwoods.
23. John Keats—To autumn.